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Merging Two Kinds of Language: Literature and Coding

The front cover of the new Girls Who Code novel, “The Friendship Code,” showcases a familiar image of girl friendships: four tweens are hanging out in a bedroom, chatting it up and having fun.  While the room is decked out in purples and pinks, stars and fluffy pillows, crack open the book, and you’ll discover a story that’s far from stereotypically girly. The “gossip” these characters are … Read Article


Win Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies for Your Kid’s Class!

Looking for a way to spice up your kid’s snack time? Or maybe they’re tired of the same snacks each week? Don’t worry, Otis Spunkmeyer has your favorite student and their classmates covered with a new giveaway, a chance to win 20 boxes of Otis Spunkmeyer’s NEW Grab-N-Go Chocolate Chunk Cookies.   As pioneers in the cookie-making business, Otis Spunkmeyer has spent 40 years making memories and … Read Article

It’s Twinkle Time

  If you frequent children’s music shows around Southern California, then you probably have seen Twinkle Time. Known for their colorful, energetic performances, Twinkle and her band play several hundred times a year. The local singer also somehow found time to record a new album, “Just Dance,” which comes out this month.   The title track is one of the tracks powered with a big … Read Article

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Get Touchy with Trucks

Big vehicles and little kids just seem to go together, which explains the ongoing popularity of Southern California Children’s Museum’s Touch-A-Truck day. Now in its fifth year, this event gives children a chance to get a good close-up look at a variety of big vehicles – and climb into and explore them. Emergency vehicles, large trucks, recreational vehicles and other heavy machinery will be on … Read Article